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Seuss to Steinbeck — anchor loves ‘em all

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Bruce Lindsay has been a KSL Channel 5 news anchor for 25 years.

Personal: Lindsay and his wife, Shari, have six children, ages 4 to 23. He grew up in Utah and earned a communications degree from Brigham Young University and a master's of business administration from the University of Utah. His first job was as a college intern at a Las Vegas, NBC-affiliate TV station. He also has worked in Los Angeles.

On reading: "Reading is your ticket to every place you haven't been, your ticket to people you haven't met, your ticket to understanding the world."

Childhood favorites: Lindsay's childhood thirst for knowledge led him to, "believe it or not, the World Book Encyclopedia," he said. "I still do that today, to everyone's bewilderment." He also enjoyed nursery rhymes as a youngster, and, later, "The Black Stallion."

The children's picks: Lindsay's offspring have enjoyed an array of books. He often reads selections from Shel Silverstein's "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "A Light in the Attic" to his 4-year-old son. Other favorites include "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey, "The Runaway Bunny" by Margaret Wise Brown, the "Frog and Toad" series by Arnold Lobel, and Dr. Seuss books.

Lindsay's picks: Between reading news wires, trade books or news and travel magazines, Lindsay has been known to curl up with a Tom Clancy or John Grisham novel. He recently started delving into the classics "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck and "Call of the Wild" by Jack London. He also "just picked up" a copy of Dan Rather's "American Dream."

— Jennifer Toomer-Cook